and now a word from our esteemed host and producer, CC Joe:
From the producers, director, and humble host of Call The Tune:
A message to all contestants:
The object of the game is to listen carefully to the bit, and to guess what song the boys are about to start playing.
We may have a daily double from time to time, which will be identified as such, in which case the object is to guess both the song ending AND the next song about to start.
It is the strict policy of the producers of the hit, family game show, Call the Tune, to only use bits of songs that the Grateful Dead ever played live. There will NEVER be Jerry band, Bobby and the Midnights, Kingfish, Phil & Friends, Other Ones, Rat Dog, or The Dead songs used.
In the future, as there have been in the past, you may get peeks at the humble host's old lady's extensive GD related t-shirt collection, and you will often see the trademark 'always set on 5:15' antique clock; there are no intentional hints in any of this, just something to point the camera at during the pre-production phase.
On occassion, as there have been in the past, there may be some distracting back-ground noises, pots and pans clanging around, dishes crashing in the sink, dogs howling or baying at the moon, screams of extasy, loud whoops, and most especially the automatic bread kneeding machine whirring away, please bear with us and accept these distractions. They are not there to confuse you or distrupt the integrity of the tape, but the are there because I need to bake bread to feed the hungry and generally keep the galley in tip top condition. We also humbly ask that you give custom to our sponsors. Our current sponsors are Tofu Turkey and Vitalis Hair gel.
We would gratefully appreciate it if you would please make your guesses using the private message system, so that we may have more than one winner, and so that we may extend the life of a round and keep it fun for as many people as possible for as long as possible.
Please make only one guess at a time.
Please do not give hints to the other contestants in the public space.
Please bear with us, there may be delays in letting you know if your guess is correct or not.
Please bear with us, there may be numerous bad jokes, comic quips, and extraneous comments about the host's polyester sport's jacket and greased back hair.
After a round gets 'boring' (usually in a week or so) and after we have had a few contestants WIN, we will do our best to post up the next round as soon as I get around to making it.
Don't be shy, you too can try to Call the Tune!
I remain your humble host.
Is your mystery question.... Is it.... Loose Lucy?
The quesstion is... Is it... Help on the Way?
please try again!
Hey, I'm as honest as a Denver man can be!
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
double secret bonus points!!
awarded to Mr. Pid for stating the correct date and venue, though I will 'accuse you of cheating' me thinks you searched it out on a deadbase... tsk tsk, if you don't know the show date and venue by heart, memorized, any Pid can look it up, specially if they know the tune and the fact it is the opener! "you know it seemed a shame" IF that is true.
if I'm wrong about the cheating, sorry!!!
Hunter "taught me all I know
Taught me so well..."
"With the shabby guilt and weakness
Under which we all do live
That denounce you in the darkness
How dare you not forgive?"
I will give you the benefit of the doubt, Pid.
you can 'fess up if you like. or not. ANYWAYS, you will be awarded the DOUBLE SECRET POINTS id dole nolo contendere until your actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea is established by Judge Wapner in the People's Court!
> __ / __ / __ at _______________________!
> Was also a show opener on __________ and ______________.
> Was I second or third?
First to get the tentative bonus points, don't remember if you came out in second place or third or fourth.
> What is.....Johnny B. Goode
> Go go, go Johnny go, go; go Johnny go, go;
> go Johnny go, go; Go Johnny go, go; Go Johnny B. Goode.
this ain't it.
Bobby tune, GD original, not a cover tune by the by.
here is the double secret Super Extended version:
will you dare to try?
Can you CALL the Tune??!!
double secret points for contestants who can tell me the date and place of the show!
Now that we finally got Tiger Lilly hustled out of the studio, we have more space in the winners circle.
Congratulations to Pid, Ted and Grateful Daddy!!!
All new winners!!!
to the others who tried, nope. not those other songs!
Please try again!!
> somebody just kicked my dog, so I thought of Tennessee Jed
> is it ______________________________?
> this is out there CC but hows bout "heaven help the fool" ?
> And think backwards is the big clue
> What is _______________________?
> Good morning from Kansas City, hombre:
> Well, of course I'm disappointed with yet another rejection w GSET being incorrect. Congratulations to Tiger Lilly with her intuitive detective work. I'll hope that this next guess is a winner, for me: >>> What is " _______"? <<<
> Diga me...Buena suerte mi amigo!!
We'll be back with a word from our sponsors in a minute.
you mean, like the Bush administration?
as the assistant director is trying to hustle Lilly off the stage, she grabs the mic:
> am still bursting my britches with pride joe!!!!!!!!!! and yeah-your clue about common tune helped me be more confident about trying at all. Should tell you that too, I guess
PANDEMONIUM breaks out for a moment, as Lilly is hustled offstage and the set is cleared!